Your projects for this year will be posted on this page. Keep in mind that these are general project deadlines and information shared by teachers, and you should also review individual teacher pages or calendars for other assignments.
Your goal for this project is to create an Escape Room that will help you and your peers reviews for your End of Course tests.
The Maker Movement is huge, and you're already a part of it! By creating video games, digital art, inventions, robots and more, YOU are a Maker! And now it's time to create an event, the first of its kind in north Georgia, to bring makers together at Lanier!
Have you heard of a Maker Faire? The most recent official faire held in Decatur hosted 30,000 visitors over 2 days, hosting an amazing variety of makers with their ideas, as well as activities where you could learn how to make something. Well, due to trademark we can't call ours a maker faire, so we are hosting the second annual Sugar Hill Maker Fest!! (insert "ta da" sound here in your mind).
You are going to either BE a maker, and display what you are proud to make
You will create an activity that teaches someone "how" to make, a "maker teacher"
(science or math)
Our CDAT11 crew will be organizing the event, our CDAT9 and CDAT10 will be primary makers and maker-teachers, and our CDAT12 will participate as they can (but they have internships, graduation, a lot).
Your project calendar and deliverables:
Week of February 20:
Wednesday, February 22: Launch the project!
Friday, February 24: Brainstorm at least three ideas and begin creating your proposal. Include ideas and proposal on your team site.
Week of February 27:
Wednesday, March 1:
Friday, March 3: Work Day in Academy Time.
Week of March 6: (no Friday)
Monday, March 6: Look at rendering examples
Wednesday, March 8: Work Day in Academy Time
"What I did this week” update in tech class due
Gateway Pullouts-- at least half the period.
Week of March 13
Wednesday, March 15: Work Day in Academy Time
“What I did this week” update in tech class due
Gateway Pullouts-- at least half the period.
Friday, March 17: Peer evaluations (LA grade)
Make sure that your booth design and plan for Mini MakerFest are on your team site.
Week of March 20:
Wednesday, March 22: Last Day to work on projects!
Gateway Pep Rally second half of the period
Friday, March 24: Sophomore Gateway brainstorming day
Week of March 27:
Monday, March 28: no Academy time (Gateway!)
Wednesday, March 30: Mini Makerfest in Commons
MakerFest is April 22
Project is due on Friday, February 17 at 9:00am
Turning in your project: Put your video in the Shared Drive
Shared--> Student Work--> Shared--> CDAT Dropboxes--> Soph. Biotehnifunnies Project
**Please verify that your video will play on a school computer before your submit it**
**Please include all group members' names in the title of the video**
1. Find an article about a current issue in genetics or technology that interests you.
Sources to find articles:
2. Build a team site and link your article to your site. Then submit your team site here.
3. Read the article and do any background research to help you understand the article. We want you to develop a solid, in-depth understanding of the issue. Answer the following questions and add them to your team site.
Task Due Date
Find and read your article January 11
Build and submit a team site January 11
Answer the questions about article January 13 (put on site)
Explanation of satire January 13 (put on site)
Storyboard/script January 20 (put on site)
Peer revision day January 27 (presentation in class)
Rough cut/preview February 1-8 (presentation to a teacher)
Presentation Date February 17
Final product: Create a video that satirizes the scientific issue in your article-- or see your tech teacher if you have a different final product idea.
Group size: 2-3 people
For your first project, you are going to get real. There are so many ecological issues that a "maker" spirit can tackle.
Here's the challenge:
Your goal is to come up with a concept that will address an ecological issue. We're not raising awareness; we're actually solving problems-- and making money! Your final project must be a presentation of a concept just like you would find on Kickstarter.com: a video and live presentation that make the case for the need you are addressing and the solution concept you are proposing.
Need more realistic? How about real investors, which we have done before in CDAT, to back your idea to the next level? You don't need to know every detail of your solution, but you have to make a strong argument that it has potential, and you could have a business partner on top of great grades!
You must demonstrate mastery of one core biology or chemistry AKS and tech/engineering AKS. You will also receive writing and presentation grades in language arts.
- A concept that addresses an ecological issue
- A 60 second promotional video
- A pitch deck to be used in a live presentation (What is a pitch deck?)
Here's more inspiration: